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Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher

Oct 10, 2018

Tokyo Olympics: Price tag hits almost $25 billion _ may go higher; the original estimate to host the 2020 Games was about $7 billion.

IOC picks Senegal as first African host for Youth Olympics

Oct 8, 2018

The IOC has picked its first African host of any Olympics, awarding the 2022 Youth Games to Senegal

Stricter US screening splits anguished refugee families

Oct 8, 2018

"Every night he cries about mom": A long, painful wait for relatives to be cleared as US employs stricter screening of refugees

Italy says 'no plan B' to spending plans despite EU alarm

Oct 6, 2018

Italy's deputy premier is vowing to press ahead with spending plans after the European Commission expressed 'serious concern' over what it termed a 'significant deviation' from previous targets

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $10B for Bahrain

Oct 4, 2018

Bahrain says Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $10 billion to support its island kingdom

Future of Alaska oil check program weighs on governor's race

Oct 4, 2018

Excitement over distribution of Alaska's oil-wealth fund checks has been muted in recent years as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have capped the payout in response to Alaska's budget deficit

Fighting for seat, Rauner rips Pritzker as 'trust fund baby'

Oct 4, 2018

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, battling to keep his seat, attacked Democrat J.B. Pritzker during a debate Wednesday as a "trust fund baby" and a self-dealing tax cheat

Italian government pleases markets with softer deficits

Oct 3, 2018

The Italian government has softened budget deficit targets that have alarmed investors and eurozone partners, saying they would be gradually lowered after 2019

European stocks recover their poise on Italy relief

Oct 3, 2018

European stock markets edged higher Wednesday after the Italian government indicated that upcoming deficits will be lower than originally thought.

Catalan leader issues ultimatum over independence vote

Oct 2, 2018

Catalan regional president Quim Torra has issued an ultimatum to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez over independence vote

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